People Power

Canada’s Music of Protest
by Ian MacKenzie
All over Canada, protesters in solidarity with the students of Quebec are making noise with their pots, pans, and conversations about the society they want.
Quebec’s Student Revolt Goes Viral
by Mark Engler
Inside the biggest demonstration of civil disobedience in Canadian history.
No News is Bad News for Nonprofit Journalism
by Josh Stearns
Nonprofit news organizations are winning awards and covering issues mainstream media doesn’t, so why is the IRS clamping down on nonprofit media?
Who Really Gets Burned With Tort Reform?
by Doug Pibel
It’s not about protecting ordinary people. It’s about the profits of the people and corporations who cause injuries.
Art on the Edge of Law
Who gets to break the law, and why? An exploration through art.
“Social Security is Broke”—and Other Corporate Scare Tactics
by Lisa Graves
For years, corporations have been peddling myths to rally us behind their interests. Here are three things everyone “knows,” and why they're wrong.
How Much Is That Politician in the Window?
Sarah van Gelder on a record season of corporate-funded political advertising and what it means for the 99 percent.
#BarackTalk: The People’s Take on the State of the Union
by YES! online staff
From 5:00 to 10:00 EST, a diverse group of students, environmentalists, activists, and community members will present their own take on the state of the union, and then respond to the president’s speech.
The People’s Media
by Joseph Torres
Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet.
A Magna Carta Moment for Internet Freedom
Rebecca MacKinnon: Why we must fight for Internet rights—before they’re sold, legislated, and programmed away.
The Koch Brothers Exposed
by Oliver Lazenby
Film Review: How far do the tentacles of the Kochtopus reach? Follow the money with this collection of 13 short films.
Juliana Rotich: A Map App for Crises
by Lindsay Kucera
From Kenya, an open-source solution for navigating chaos.
Live Coverage of Inauguration from Democracy Now!
by YES! online staff
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. eastern standard time and continuing until 1 p.m., Democracy Now! will cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Watch it here at YES!
The Internet on Strike
by Brooke Jarvis
What happened when major sites went on strike to offer a taste of a censored Internet.
Honest Appalachia: A Local WikiLeaks?
by Sue Sturgis
In a region not known for corporate or political transparency, a new website aims to give whistleblowers a forum.